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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: What you need to know!

With the recent time change, it’s never been a better time to check out your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors! You can never anticipate a fire or a carbon monoxide threat, so having these two very important detectors in working order is always a top priority.

You probably know that these detectors have to have battery changes every so often, but did you know that they also have an expiration date? In fact, if you haven't changed out your detectors since you moved into your home, chances are they’re outdated and need to be replaced.There’s also a good possibility that your smoke alarms may not even work! Every smoke alarm has a test button to be sure it is working, and testing your alarms once a month will help you be sure that yours pass the test. It takes just a few seconds, and could possibly save your life. This should become a routine item on your home maintenance checklist.

Say you’ve done all of that, your smoke detectors are working and not expired, you test them every month. What now? Well, be sure you have enough! For example, if you live in a two story, 3 bedroom home, you should have at least five smoke detectors throughout the home.

Not only are smoke detectors a high priority, you also have carbon monoxide detectors. These are separate and detect the silent killer, carbon monoxide smoke. Because carbon monoxide is tasteless, smell-less, and unseeable, having detectors is the only way to prevent this build up. In fact, in many states (including Alabama) , it’s illegal not to install these when a home is newly built. They should be replaced every 5 years as well.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

First, they were there within the hour of calling them. Secondly, I thought I had 2 bad florescent lights, but it turned out to be tripped GFI outlets. Instead of just going ahead and replacing the lights, the electrician found the tripped outlets and let me know that was all the problem was. He showed me where they were so, if I had a problem in the future I could look there first. I appreciate his honesty. It saved me a lot of money.

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I called for help and Aubrey came to my home when it was convenient for me. He was on time and very professional. All issues I needed to be fixed were. I am very happy with the service and the prices. I will use Aubrey again and I would recommend him to my family. Thanks so much. mvb

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Very professional. Great service. I will keep this number for all my electrical needs.

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Had part of a circuit series of outlets/lights stop working while running vacuum. Was very pleased with service.... courteous....professional....good blend of knowledge and interaction.

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